Show us your Pitts

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Show us your Pitts

Post by e m p i » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:06 pm

Seems to be a few of us out there with Canterbury Pitt conversions so let's see 'em in all their glory. Even incomplete or trashed ones, the good the bad and the ugly, post up pics of ya Pitts

Shalom, Lee
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Post by e m p i » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:16 pm

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during the floor welding session when I was varnishing the interior and thought it would be a good idea to set it all up in the garden. The neighbours must have wondered if I'd finally lost the plot. What I should have done was to set up the bed and tell them I was going to camp out for the night :lol:

The next couple are after all the welding was done and I'd put it all back in having spent a couple of days sanding it all down and re staining and varnishing it all. I can highly recommend B&Q own brand quick drying stain and varnish all in one in deep mahogany.
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Post by maddison » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:18 am

~Love the fact that , that nice old Pitt wood can even make a zebra print fur look classy - 8) 8)

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Post by type21f » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:02 pm

LOL

You have made a nice job of refreshing the woodwork...indeed it does look classy!

I'll avoid the furry Pits joke though
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Post by chrystal » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:51 am

Some of my '65 Pitt. Interior refurbed in 2005

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Post by type21f » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:46 am

Lovely interior...credit to you!
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Post by chrystal » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:15 pm

Cheers! I didnt realise how much wood goes into the interior until you begin to strip 40+ years of varnish.
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Post by miles » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:23 pm

"Max", is my 1957 Pitt ;)

More pictures at viewtopic.php?f=8&t=92403

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Post by e m p i » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:20 pm

Some lovely Pitts there.
Crystal, you're right about all that wood does take some work. I could have bought shares in a varnish company by the time I'd finished mine.
Miles, very very nice. Any pics of the cooker? I just know you'll looks after that bus.

Can't believe that noriks hasn't sod yet.

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Post by swedish blue » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:29 pm

I am yet another Pitt owner, but not a normal one! Not sure if that refers to me or the van, but as they say 'if the hat fits!'.
I was looking for a split camper a while back and saw an advert locally for a project. Turned out to be a '65 kombi with a Pitt interior, but in hindsight I don't think the two had ever met. I bought the lot thinking I could whip up a camper in a few weeks (who hasn't been there?). Then, as often happens things change. Life changes, career changes, you name it. No chance of working on the van in the evenings, or even at weekends.
So a decision was made - keep the interior and change the van!
Quick call to my old contact Owen to see what he had, and a prospect looked hopeful. Visit to his emporium, no haggling, and I had a Swedish ex-school bus, without engine. He would even take the old project van away. Deal, or what? He delivered the new buy, and took away the old one. Can't recommend him high enough.
Then the story began. Creative this, that and the other (IRS, Safaris, beam adjusters to name a few).
Owen recommended a mate of his to do the above work for me so the van went off to them.
As luck would have it, they had a new 2.1 engine laying around for a few quid (!), so that went in. Mechanics were sorted and a brake servo fitted. I had got a Beetle box from our local scrap yard for the IRS, and Rob Graham came across the cross over shafts, hubs etc to make it all work.
I even managed to get the van featured in Volksworld a couple of times under their technical 'how to' sections.
So, van returned home as a mechanically perfect empty VW. All I had to do was fit the Pitt interior.
9 years later and it's nearly done!
Divorce, re-marriage, work in Aberdeen, Canada, Monaco, Italy and a few other things have taken up some of that time.
However, the van is now together, with new cushions and 99% ready. Just a couple of wiring jobs to do.
I made life a bit difficult for myself (!) by choosing a double double door, so no long side for the bed or the table. Still not sure how to get over that one. Good thing is that I get an awning / tent both sides.
So, my main questions after all this - how do I post pictures? Can I be an honorary member of the Pitt owners club even though I only have the inside?
As a complete aside, I do own a Canterbury sidecar, attached to a BSA motorcycle. I believe this was built by the company who combined with Pitt to become Canterbury Pitt conversions.
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It's Swedish & it's blue (& grey)!

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Re: Show us your Pitts

Post by funkyfreakapotomus » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:02 pm

Here is my 1964

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1964 Canterbury Pitt
1968 Bug (under construction)

Keep it stock!!!

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Post by maddison » Wed May 01, 2013 6:33 am

loving that ^^^^ very cool & hor-iginal 8) 8) 8)

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Post by funkyfreakapotomus » Wed May 01, 2013 10:29 am

Thank you Maddison!

it was me who spoke to you last year about Turkis door cards!

Still need to get them done lol!!
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Re: Show us your Pitts

Post by maddison » Wed May 01, 2013 1:18 pm

interesting observation (or maybe not )

but your duracour cushions have beading round the edges...i just aquired some 64 CP duracour cushions, but they dont have the beading (told you maybe not)
the forward facing cushions are also singles...like the rear facing ones

oh...and you have the same curtains as me...i think :compress:

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Re: Show us your Pitts

Post by e m p i » Wed May 01, 2013 11:03 pm

Nice. Some real Pitt porno there.
Canterbury sidecars did indeed get together with peter Pitt to form Canterbury Pitt. They were based on an industrial estate in south ockendon Essex about 5 miles from where I live. It then became part of the ford new holland factory that made tractor parts, then they shipped out and it was derelict for about 10 years and now it's flats.
Swedish blue, that's a cool story, we deffo need to see pics or it didn't happen...thems the rules :lol: You need to host them on somewhere like photobucket then copy the img coded into your post.

Shalom, Lee.
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Sooty wrote: You are a god Lee. :cheers:

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